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Buying Tips

Everything you need to help you find, buy, and move into your new home...and then some.

Home buying is probably the biggest financial commitment you'll ever make. Buying a home is not just a dollars-and-cents investment; it's an investment in your life. It will create a sense of stability and identity for you and your family. Regardless of how times change, owning a home remains the cornerstone of the Canadian dream.

To assist you in the process, CENTURY 21 Home Realty has everything you need – from a basic step-by-step overview to a property comparison checklist. So whether you're a first time home buyer or need a brief real estate buying refresher, let us help you through it all.

Property Finder - CENTURY 21 Home Realty’s Property Search tool provides more detailed property information than any other home or real estate search site!

Rent or Buy? The advantages of buying a home versus renting.

How Much Can I Afford? A quick look at your finances and what mortgage payments you can afford, the benefits of equity, what tax advantages you have as a home owner, and getting pre-qualified and approved for your home loan.

Working With A Realtor. Why buying or selling a home with real estate agents makes sense and how to choose a real estate agent who is right for you.

Making An Offer. What to know about making an offer on a potential property.

Having your new home inspected prior to finalizing your purchase agreement is a great idea. And don't forget to buy homeowner's insurance to protect you against any unforeseen calamity! Understanding title insurance and the closing process will help you make better home buying decisions.